PLOT: A remake of the classic film.
In the 1960 movie a Spanish village is oppressed by an outlaw gang and seven gunslingers help. This version it is a baron who wants the town’s gold and Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Byung-hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Ruffo and Martin Sensmeier are the diverse cast to bring him down. Yes, there is a lot of action, lots of inaccuracies and the signature music is there near the end but it is so entertaining.
WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS
PLOT: Loving, rich couple lets pretty young woman has their child.
John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut, Rosewood, The Best Man and Regina Hall, Best Man Holiday) cannot have children so they find a surrogate woman Ann Walsh (Jaz Sinclair)to have their baby but they don’t know the woman is in love with John and she is crazy. The good: The movie shows African-American couple are affectionate and successful. The bad: It is a Lifetime movie dipped in chocolate! You know what is going to happen you just don’t know when. If you enjoying paying to see love, babies and killings you should see this otherwise wait for it to come on well-Lifetime!
PLOT: The final movie of the popular franchise.
Reggie (Reggie Bannister), Mike (Michael Baldwin) and Jody (Bill Thornbury) the original heroes in the first movie join forces to stop Jebediah Morningside aka The Tall Man (Angus Scrimm), a dimensional hopping demon! The movie like the first makes no sense at all but it is like a nightmare. A nightmare makes no sense yet it scares you and you remember it and this film does that. It is low budget but at least it was made to satisfy the fans. I do believe this is the final film for Angus Scrimm did pass away. If you are a fan go watch this movie!
PLOT: Three burglars target a blind military man.
Trios of young robbers decide to steal big money from a blind vet only to find out he is not helpless and he is not noble. Oh man, I was skeptical about the movie but when I learned Stephen Lang was starring in it I wanted to see it. Lang was the tough commander in the successful film Avatar and he doesn’t disappoint! The blind man can handle himself. The thieves and the audience go through hell before it’s over. It is very good to be shown at the end of summer.
PLOT: Remake of the 1977 of the same name.
This is a “realistic” movie of a dragon living in the woods. It is slow moving but if you stick with it the film is wonderful and magical. The dragon’s design looked like a dog. It didn’t make money maybe because it was too cute and sweet but it was still good. Worth watching with the family.
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
PLOT: A young boy goes on a quest to protect him from evil. Based on the novel of the same name.
Kubo tells stories but never finish them for he must be home before dark for sinister forces will find him so he has to go on an adventure to find magical sword, shield and helmet to save himself from his wicked aunts. It is very creative and visually stunning. It is a bit scary at times but still very good.